This is getting to be the normal course of affairs, GNU/Linux drifts along for years not accomplishing much increase in share, then doubles in the first quarter last year and now doubles this quarter…
IDC reports, “Vietnam is the only major growing PC market in Asia, with 610,000 PC units were shipped in Q4 2014, bringing the total PC to reach 2.13 million units; an increased of 2% growth year-over-year in 2014.” Yes! I think these web-stats may reflect where that growth in the market for legacy personal computers lies. It’s easy for GNU/Linux to increase share when the consumer is sensitive to pricing and the competition is not growing.
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- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.